“It’s going to be interesting to watch, and to see whether networking companies are going to be software companies” – David Ward
Network Softwarization is enabled by Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) paradigms, offering advantages related to the programmability and decoupling of software and hardware to network neutral data centers, telecom operators, and service providers.
Network softwarization applies to both wireless and fixed networks, enabling enhanced 5G architectures such as Radio Access Network (RAN) functional split and Mobile Edge Computing (MEC). Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) will play a central role in management and zero-touch orchestration of softwarized networks, enabling effective, scalable and flexible management. Eight Bells Hellas. brings long research and technical experience through involvement in multiple R&D projects and industry engagements relevant to the areas of 5G Mobile Technology, SDN/NFV and Orchestration solutions for advanced cloud infrastructures (with support of far edge computing and hardware acceleration).